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Play Therapy with Abused Children: Second Edition by Ann Cattanach

Praise for the first edition:

Ann Cattanach writes with enormous empathy and warmth, and with a refreshing lack of sentimentality... [This] is an unpretentious and optimistic book, and a very positive addition to recent publications.
- British Association of Play Therapists

I would recommend the book to anyone working in this field. This is a well presented, clear and easy-to-read book, providing a balanced mixture of factual information and case material.
- British Journal of Occupational Therapy

What impressed me so much about this work was Cattanachs knowledge of children and their inherent strengths as well as their vulnerabilities. This practical and easy to apply book is recommended for anyone who works with abused children and would like further insight as well as practical and informative advice on healing the traumatized child.
- Trauma and Loss: Research and Interventions

Her accounts of the way in which play is used to make sense of traumatic experiences are full of insight and often moving. All aspects of the work are covered. This is an exceptional volume - goes far beyond a mere text book.
- Therapy Weekly

This second edition of Ann Cattanachs highly commended book explores the use of play therapy with abused children as a way of helping them heal their distress and make sense of their experiences through expanding their own creativity in play.

The book provides practical ways of starting play therapy with abused children and explains how the child can use this process for healing. Models of intervention are described with consideration given to the particular needs of the child and the work setting of the therapist. Suggestions include short and medium term interventions, individual/group and sibling work. This edition provides new case study material, up-to-date information on relevant legislation on childrens rights and welfare and recent developments in research in the field.

This book is essential reading for professionals working with abused children, as well as those interested in the use of creative therapies.
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Published 12.02.2019

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We seek to promote our standards for Play Therapy practice and maintain a Voluntary Register of members who demonstrate that they have met our standards. Play Therapy is a way of helping children express their feelings and deal with their emotional problems, using play as the main communication tool. To relieve the needs of children, young people and adults suffering emotional and behavioural difficulties by promoting the art and science of Play Therapy and promoting high standards in the practice of Play Therapy for the public benefit. As a parent or carer, find out what Play Therapy is, how it could help your child and what you can do to help. Find details and guidance notes on employing Play Therapists and access documents relating to Play Therapy standards and conduct.

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Your shopping cart is empty Visit the shop. Qualification Courses accredited by the British Association of Play Therapists are post-Graduate level and it is usual for trainees to hold a first qualification in either teaching, social work, occupational therapy or other related field and to have extensive experience of working with children. The courses listed below have been accredited by the Association and are therefore recognised by BAPT as providing entitlement to Full membership and a qualification to practise. Short Courses and Events. The Play Therapy Masters programme aims to provide students with a course of study that will prepare them for clinical practice within the public and private sector.


2 thoughts on “Play Therapy with Abused Children: Second Edition by Ann Cattanach

  1. The British Association of Play Therapists is the first and foremost professional body that registers Play Therapists and regulates Play Therapy practice.

  2. The British Association of Play Therapists is the first and foremost professional body for Play Therapists in the UK. We seek to promote our standards for Play.

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